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Joe Pizzorno

Letter to President Trump from Joseph Pizzorno, ND; Jeffery Bland PhD; Mimi Guarneri MD and other Integrative Care Leaders

In this letter to President Trump from Joseph Pizzorno, ND and other leading integrative health leaders, experts call for reform that moves away from the rationing of health care to improving the type of health care provided. The article, originally published Integrative Medicine, A Clinician’s Journal, Feb. 2017, Joseph Pizzorno, ND; Jeffery Bland PhD; Mimi […]

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interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation

Interdisciplinary Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Study

Chronic and severe pain affects from 25% to 37% of children and adolescents, which can lead to pain-related disabilities, increased school absences, avoidance of social activities, disrupted eating and sleep routines, as well as mood disorders and depression. With growing (more…)To gain access to this article and the rest of our extensive database of full-text […]

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opiod use

Opioid Tapering Schedule Now Available for Practitioners

The opioid epidemic, now considered a national emergency, touches all corners of our society. At a recent internal medicine conference in Estes Park Colorado, Sunny Linnebur, PharmD discussed how physicians will be increasingly required by state agencies to taper opioid use among patients with chronic pain. Linnebur, professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of […]

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Gut Health 2, Todays Practitioner

Unique Probiotic Strain May Reduce Depression in IBS Patients

The role of probiotics for gastrointestinal conditions is well known, however a new study shows a specific strain of probiotics may also relieve symptoms of depression, according to research from McMaster University and published in the journal Gastroenterology (May 2, 2017). Researchers say this study offers further evidence of how probiotics may alter brain activity. […]

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heart health

Promising Study on Selenium and CoQ10 for Cardio Health & Reduced Inflammation

In an epidemiological study in a rural municipality in Sweden that started in 1998, all participants in the age between 70–80 were invited to participate in the intervention study with selenium and coenzyme Q10. 443 accepted participation in the study. The study is an evaluated changes in expression of microRNAs as a result of intervention with […]

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Digestive Enzymes, PPI, GERD, Todays Practitioner

Combination Therapy Including Digestive Enzymes Improves Clinical Outcomes for IBS

This Italian study, published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, evaluated the efficacy of a mixture of beta-glucan, inositol and digestive enzymes in improving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Digestive Enzyme Study Patients and Methods The study was conducted at the IBD Unit of […]

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green tea

Green Tea May Outperform Metformin for Fasting Glucose and Healthy Lipids

Both green tea and metformin are used as adjuvants to treat and prevent complications associated with obesity; however, studies comparing their action and interaction in non-diabetic overweight women have not been reported. Thus, the current study, published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN,evaluated the (more…)To gain access to this article and the rest of our extensive database […]

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Higher Red Blood Cell Folate and Coronary Heart Disease

Red blood cell folate is a well-established indicator of folate intake. However, studies focused on the association between red blood cell (RBC) folate and coronary heart disease (CHD) are limited. The aim of the current study, published July 2017 in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, was to investigate the effect of RBC folate concentrations on […]

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Video with Tieraona Low Dog M.D., Herbal Bitters versus Digestive Enzymes

In this Q&A and video, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog outlines the uses and clinical protocols for herbal bitters versus digestive enzymes. Q: “When would you use an herbal bitters versus digestive enzymes?”  TLD: “It’s a good question, and one that requires some thoughtful consideration.” “Herbal bitters are herbs that prime the digestive tract by stimulating […]

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